‘Beetlejuice 2’ Gets Writers Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg

Warner Bros. decides to move forward on the sequel to this 1988 Michael Keaton comedy.
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‘Beetlejuice 2’ Gets Writers Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg

Warner Bros. moving forward with a Beetlejuice sequel The 1988 classic comedy Beetlejuice may finally get a sequel after all these years, with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg signing on to write Beetlejuice 2.

Both Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg signed an overall deal with Warner Bros., and it is believed the Beetlejuice sequel will be their first project under the pact. It is said this will not be a remake, but will advance the story line of the original Beetlejuice, which was directed by Tim Burton. The writers' deal sprung from the work that Seth Grahame-Smith performed on Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, which is currently in production.

It isn't known whether Tim Burton or star Michael Keaton will be involved in the Beetlejuice sequel at this time. Last year we reported that another Beetlejuice cast member, Geena Davis, expressed interest in returning for a sequel.

Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg created the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger, and Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the screenplay adaptations for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which were both based on his novels.

Beetlejuice was released March 30th, 1988.

Sources:Deadline

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  • Stevie-A-Porras • 3 years ago

    I think nobody can replace Michael Keaton. He is the only ghost with the most. But good news. Reports that Tim Burton has signed on with Warner Bros and Michael Keaton is definitly on board!! So nuts to all those other actors!

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    • steph-x • 4 years ago

      Jack black could be Otho's son lol x

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      • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 4 years ago

        This will be truly a momentus moment in cinema- what with todays visuals and 3D imagary and Tim Burtons astueness and Micheal Keaton still being a babe at comedy and Danny Elfman has become huger and bigger and Keaton was only in the film himself for 20 mintues this can be a jyous thing to be created- cant wait* hope to see it- great idea- though the originality may not seem slim fitted it will work - have faith people

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        • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

          Why a Part 2 now!?!? Seems like a waste!

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          • incmob • 4 years ago

            @Shay-Matthews sorry... jack black? i dont think jack black would be viable for this type of role. here is an interesting article of who should play beetlejuice in a sequel... guess who they picked for it too :)

            http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/09/07/5-actors-who-could-star-in-the-sequel-to-beetlejuice/

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            • Shay-Matthews • 4 years ago

              what about jack black

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              • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                @steph-x

                Yes, i agree. Only he can play Beetlejuice.

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                • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                  @incmob

                  Yes, i remember that article on that website now.

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                  • steph-x • 4 years ago

                    @sean Yeah i hope so too, beetlejuice is nothing without keaton lol. No one could play him as well as he did x

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                    • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                      @steph-x

                      Thanks for the link, i'll see if i can find it.

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                      • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                        @steph-x

                        I hope that's still the case now.

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                        • steph-x • 4 years ago

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7et6-ZuTVg&feature=related

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                          • incmob • 4 years ago

                            @themoviefanatic ... it was back in 2010.. here is a link (one of many regarding it)

                            http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=17928

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                            • steph-x • 4 years ago

                              @sean I seen this clip on youtube it is a couple of years old now mind lol but he said himself that he would bring back beetlejuice :P x

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                              • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                                @steph-x

                                How long ago did Michael Keaton say he would love to do another Beetlejuice movie ?

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                                • zeeman1 • 4 years ago

                                  If Burton and Keaton aren't involved count me out. If they are this will be brilliant.

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                                  • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                                    F*CK YEAH! Bring back the old cast, because they're all up for it, maybe snuff some off in hilarious ways and who knows they could bring back Burton as director and this could be his first film without Carter or Depp

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                                    • steph-x • 4 years ago

                                      Keaton said a while ago on an interview he would love to do another beetlejuice movie, whether this is still the case i dont know but i agree with @Iantimes, Think all the other cast members are too old now, Baldwins fat and Davis, well shes desperate for any kind of work aint she?! lol but i think Keaton would still deffo pull it off, hes the best :D x

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                                      • angelsbleedtoo • 4 years ago

                                        If tim burton and keaton are out them I'm out. sorry..

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                                        • Fry-3000 • 4 years ago

                                          keep keaton but start with a fresh cast along side of him.

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